L’Equipe, the French digital sports broadcaster, has acquired a package of domestic rights for the EuroLeague, basketball’s elite European clubs competition, for the remainder of the season.
Under the agreement, L’Equipe will show at least one regular season match per round, as well as the playoffs and Final Four games.
The broadcaster’s coverage will begin on 19 November when it will air the clash between France’s LDLC Asvel Villeurbanne and Spain’s Barcelona.
In each round, one EuroLeague game will be streamed live on the L'Equipe.fr platform while select games will also be aired on L'Equipe TV, the media group's linear channel.
L'Equipe joins a stable of broadcasters offering the EuroLeague to audiences in France.
OLPAY, the OTT platform owned by French soccer giants Olympique Lyonnais, broadcasts all Asvel games in the territory.
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Monaco TV, the public television of the Principality of Monaco, airs all AS Monaco games, while EuroLeague.TV, the league's official streaming service, shows all EuroLeague and second-tier EuroCup games.
L’Equipe will provide free-to-air coverage of select Asvel games, as well as matches featuring French players on other teams in the league.
Notable French players in the EuroLeague include Rodrigue Beaubois and Adrien Moerman for Turkey’s Anadolu Efes, Fenerbahce’s Nando De Colo, Livio Jean-Charles and Yousoupha Fall of Greece’s Olympiacos and Fabien Causeur, Thomas Heurtel, Vincent Poirier and Guerschon Yabusele for Spain’s Real Madrid.